The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine Languishing on the...

The Asian steppes, which run from the far edge of Siberia in the east to the fringe of Europe in the west, has felt...

Nick D’Aloisio: Coding Philosopher

Oxford undergraduate Nick D’Aloisio is no average student. The self-taught programmer became a teenage millionaire in 2012 when he sold an app he had...

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: Deciphering the Teenage Brain

The variously self-obsessed, self-conscious, risk-taking, rebellious, moody, and unpredictable behaviour of teenagers has been a source of bemusement, incomprehension, and downright despair for grown-ups...

WEF: Setting Bright Minds to Work

As a concept, the idea of gathering together the world’s leading thinkers in a Swiss playground for a few days of eating, drinking, and...

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Is...

Elon Musk recently announced his third divorce from his second wife. It’s like this: he was married first to Justine Musk, with whom he...

Nigeria: An Economic Upswing Foretold

Oil prices have rebounded from their recent lows and may yet provide temporary relief to Nigeria, allowing the incoming administration of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari...

Russia’s Aviation Industry: Ready for Take-Off

There were some impressive claims amid the recent hype surrounding the MC-21, Russia’s new medium-range passenger jet. The Siberian-made airliner is said to weigh 15%...

North America: US Elections – Truth? How Stupid Is That?

One contrast between the UK and the US versions of the television show The Apprentice is that the British programme takes place in a...

WEF: Mission Impossible Accomplished

Credit the World Economic Forum with saving South Africa from communism. Invited to attend the 1992 World Economic Forum, Nelson Mandela arrived in Davos armed...